Developing Leaders Issue 8 November 2016 The Newsletter of The Campaign for Scripps College
Grace Reckers â€™18
Table of Contents
Tomorrow and Beyond A Message from President Lara Tiedens
Campaign Priorities and Progress
Q&A with Laspa Center Director, Lisa Watson
A New Vision for the Dorothy M. Drake Wing, Denison Library
Impact Donors Making a Difference The Laspa Center’s We Act Grants
Laspa Center Programming 2016–17 8 NEW Hall Spotlight
Support Your gifts at work Donor Spotlight: Eileen Shock Laspa ’67, P ’95 & Jude Laspa P ’95
Donor Spotlight: Family Gifts to Scripps
Donor Spotlight: Abbiegail Weiser ’51
The Laura Vausbinder Hockett ’85 Endowed Professorship
Giving Back, Year after Year
A Message from President Lara Tiedens I’ve spent the past 10 years working on the issue of leadership as an instructor, as a researcher, in my role as a senior associate dean, and as an administrator or advisor on numerous leadership initiatives. In all of these contexts, I’ve learned that many definitions and meanings attach to the concept of leadership. Although most of us have the sense that we know leadership when we see it, when we try to articulate what it is or figure out the required skills and attributes of a leader, people’s ideas can diverge. But I’ve found that at its core, the term captures a shared goal of helping people become better individuals and contribute more to society. Although women now have greater access, resources, and opportunities than at any time in history, disparities still exist between men and women in certain industries and organizations and in their access to influence and resources. To close this gap between where we are and where we want to be, we must improve women’s ability to create the world they envisage. Through programs like the We Act Grants, the Laspa Center for Leadership offers a powerful mechanism for Scripps College to give its students the framework, the skills, and the confidence to say, “I can change the world.”
This goal energizes us at Scripps and, in my mind, represents what education is meant to achieve. The Scripps College community of students, faculty, staff, alumnae, parents, and friends is united in its desire to develop individuals who are capable of producing a better future. The Laspa Center embodies this definition of leadership, and I’m excited to work with the center on this important mission. Sincerely,
Lara Tiedens President, Scripps College
Campaign Priorities and Progress July 1, 2009 – October 31, 2016* Campaign Commitments by Priority
Academic Excellence: Scholarships
Academic Excellence: Faculty and Curriculum
National Leadership: LASPA Center for Leadership
National Leadership: Internships
To be Designated***: Future Bequests
Campaign Progress to Date *Amounts are rounded and listed in millions **Includes some endowment and unrestricted gifts that enable facility projects. ***There is no goal associated with this category.
The Scripps Fund
Signature Campus**: Building Projects and Campus Enhancement Unrestricted Endowment
The Laspa Center for Leadership
A Conversation with Lisa Watson
Lisa Watson is the founding director of the Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College. With over 20 years of experience with nonprofits and women’s organizations such as YWCA Glendale, Watson was most recently head of the Downtown Women’s Center on Skid Row in Los Angeles and helped it expand into what KCET called a “nationally recognized model program.” She has been hard at work laying the foundation for the Laspa Center. Read on for excerpts from a conversation we had with Lisa about her vision and initiatives. More Scripps: Lisa, you joined Scripps College in July of 2015, when the Laspa Center was just an idea. Since then, you’ve worked to establish this new campus resource aimed at empowering women leaders. What has been the most rewarding part of seeing the center grow? Lisa Watson: Scripps students have been enthusiastic thought partners in our first year as we worked to develop a vision for the Laspa Center. While we elicited input across the Scripps community, students had unique opportunities to lead efforts in envisioning dynamic programming, extending invitations to honored guests, facilitating discussions, and managing programs. Highlights included our Women in Science panel and hosting House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on campus. Our We Act Action and Research Grant recipients partnered with faculty to identify problems in external communities and work toward positive solutions. One student grant recipient worked to create a writing center for children in Nicaragua, and another helped garner volunteer and financial support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. It has been so rewarding to observe Scripps students develop more confidence and discover their leaders within. I continue to be inspired by their talent, passion, and creativity. And we are just getting started! More Scripps: Building on this momentum, what will Laspa’s second year look like? Lisa: We are excited to extend the Laspa Center’s reach to include alumnae, faculty, staff, the consortium, and the external community. Each semester, leadership summits will present dynamic conversations on different approaches to leadership. The fall summit will focus on “Leading for Good,” and the spring summit will discuss “Leading to Zero,” the concept
of leadership through authenticity, humility, and collaborative thinking. We will also offer programming as part of the first-year experience so that Scripps students begin thinking about leadership at the start of their college journey. In addition, we will be developing a series of experiential learning sessions based on the Laspa Leadership Model, where students can cultivate tangible skills such as public speaking, design thinking, and social networking. It is our aim that through the Laspa Center’s varied programs, each student will develop awareness of her leadership style as an individual, as a member of a team, and in society. We are also forming a Laspa Center Advisory Council composed of leaders in the community who will help us advance the center’s mission of developing the next generation of women leaders. This group will share their expertise and leverage their professional networks, bringing exposure, resources, and opportunities to the center. And, of course, we are eager to plan the move into a larger and more permanent home. More Scripps: Yes, Laspa currently resides in “temporary housing” in Seal Court. As plans come together for the renovation of the Drake Wing (see page 10), can you share some details about the center’s future home? Lisa: With a new space, Laspa can become a revolutionary hub for creativity and collaboration on campus. If our guiding principle is leadership through action, we need a home that provides rooms for creative conversations, central active space to welcome outside leaders to campus for public events and networking, and access to emergent technology. As working environments and technology evolve in the public and private sectors, so too must the spaces that prepare students for successful futures in these environments. A new space will allow us to attract and empower even more members of the Scripps community.
Turning Passion into Action
The Laspa Center for Leadership’s We Act Grants
Five Scripps students with vision, determination, and financial support made possible by the Laspa Center for Leadership embarked on a range of self-designed projects this summer, with the aim of transforming their ideas into action, creating partnerships in the community, and producing positive outcomes.
GRACE RECKERS ’18 MAJOR:
Public Policy Analysis & Biology PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:
Centro Martin Luther King in Havana, Cuba Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance in Los Angeles
Rather than spend a quiet summer in her hometown of Danville, California, Grace Reckers ’18 applied for a Laspa We Act Grant to further her passion for public health. With the goal of learning Spanish, Grace spent a month at a language school in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, followed by five weeks in Havana, Cuba, doing volunteer community organizing and health work at the Centro Martin Luther King. Ambitiously designing a project outside her comfort zone, Grace wanted to learn about healthcare models and advocacy in a foreign country. Says Grace, “My goal was to spend as much time as I could speaking with and learning from those whose livelihoods and well-being depend on transforming economic structures in order to restore health equity and justice.” Because internships do not exist in Cuba, Grace had to convince the organization that she could provide value in shadowing their program. During her time in Havana, she communicated with Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health and other Latin American organizations to advocate for updated medical equipment, and campaigned to raise awareness of the center as a positive resource for health education and extend its external partnerships. Thanks to the mentorship of Thomas Kim, associate professor of politics, Grace also became involved with the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), which organizes low-wage Korean and Latino workers to promote justice, equality and sustainable democratic community development. For the rest of the summer and into the fall, Grace has been building on her experiences in Cuba and continuing to volunteer at KIWA to raise awareness of the health threats caused by prolonged exposure to lead, working toward providing better healthcare for low-income communities in Los Angeles. “The experience of taking initiative and designing a unique project related to my career interests was life changing,” says Grace. “I’ve returned to Scripps with renewed confidence and an enhanced understanding of leadership in both local and international organizations. I’ve learned how to be an advocate for myself and to build partnerships within various communities. I am grateful for the support from the Laspa Center to have this unique experience as a complement to my Scripps education.”
Additional We Act Grants Recipients
YIJIA YANG ’18 PARTNER ORGANIZATION:
Chengdu No. 7 High School in Chengdu, China PROJECT GOAL:
Create a partnership between a Chengdu high school and a rural village elementary school. Establish a mentorship program to inspire confidence and enhance student opportunities by providing technology and support.
ELIZABETH GALVAN ’19
MIKAELA GALLARDO ’19
KRISTEN LIU ’19
Path of Knowledge in Bluefields, Nicaragua
Path of Knowledge in Bluefields, Nicaragua
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
PROJECT GOAL: Create and implement an afterschool writing center for young scholars.
PROJECT GOAL: Work with youth to create an original video project to raise awareness of economic disparities in Silicon Valley.
Supplement physical education with the knowledge and tools for a healthy lifestyle.
The Laspa Center for Leadership 2016–17 Programs
Laspa students and staff with Nancy Pelosi
The Laspa Center for Leadership’s programming is based on a robust leadership model that encourages integration with the faculty and other experiential learning opportunities. • SCHOLARS-IN-ACTION Students receive invaluable experience by working in the greater community and putting their skills into action by developing, moderating, and facilitating Laspa Center programs. • ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY Students learn essential business skills by engaging in hands-on learning about entrepreneurship, start-ups, and ethical business practices. • LEADERSHIP SKILLS WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS Students develop specific leadership skills geared toward the demands that come with leading in an ever-evolving environment. • ETHICAL POLITICS PROGRAM By joining others from across the political spectrum, students are liberated to address the underrepresentation of women in politics and explore ethical policy issues that impact women. • NEXT-GENERATION (N-GEN) LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES N-Gen is a series of hour-long discussions that bring Scripps students together with young leaders, including alumnae, from diverse disciplines and professions.
• REBUILDING AMERICA NONPROFIT CLINIC: SCRIPPS STUDENTS INVESTING IN REBUILDING AMERICAN CITIES AND RURAL COMMUNITIES With the goal of improving the quality of life for others, this clinic allows students, faculty, and community members to collaborate on strategic solutions to community challenges.
• WE ACT GRANTS These grants provide opportunities for students to execute a self-designed project with the goals of transforming knowledge, passion, and ideas into action; demonstrating creative and effective problem solving; creating partnerships in the public or private sector; and producing outcomes that make a positive impact.
VOLUNTEER. Serve on a panel, provide training, offer resources, or mentor a student.
• L-SQUAD Students participate in a series of workshops designed to develop leadership skills and explore various leadership styles.
FOLLOW. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. ENGAGE. Participate in a lecture series or attend community events.
PARTNER. Provide opportunities for experiential learning. GIVE. Support our operations, programs, or facility through financial contributions.
• EXTERNSHIPS Through partnerships with public and private organizations, students are provided with opportunities to explore fields where gender gaps most exist.
For more information, contact Lisa Watson, director of the Laspa Center for Leadership, at (909) 607-9671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eileen Schock Laspa ’67, P’95 A Legacy of Leadership Eileen Schock Laspa ’67, P’95, has lived a life inextricably linked to Scripps. A student in the 1960s, a parent and trustee in the 1990s, and now the grandparent of a current Scripps student, Eileen credits Scripps with fostering her ability to see the world in all its complexity and inspiring her to live a life of service and integrity. In 1967, when Eileen graduated, only one percent of U.S. senators were women. Today, women make up approximately 20 percent of senators, and Eileen wants to make certain that leadership roles for women in government, and across all sectors, continue to grow. Says Eileen, “During my time at Scripps, I was surrounded by smart, capable, and passionate women. After graduating, however, I soon discovered that although women comprise half the world, they do not make up half of its leaders. My personal goal is for the College to empower women to become leaders in every area of their lives—in their professions, in their
communities, in their giving, and in our democracy. Scripps is preparing women to stand proudly, to lead productive and meaningful lives in the twenty-first century. I couldn’t be prouder to be a Scripps alumna.” Eileen and Jude Laspa (HMC ’65, P’95) have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to supporting women leaders at Scripps. In 2013, they gave the keystone gift of $5 million to establish the Laspa Center for Leadership, and they continue to support QuestBridge scholarships, which enable exceptionally talented first-generation high school girls to attain their dream: a Scripps education with a full scholarship. This May, Eileen will celebrate her 50th reunion. Scripps College is grateful to Eileen and Jude for their generosity, for their vision, and for their wisdom in supporting the mission of Scripps and creating further opportunities for Scripps students. To learn more about supporting Scripps students and the Laspa Center for Leadership, please contact your personal Scripps advancement officer or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (909) 621-8638.
A New Vision for the Dorothy M. Drake Wing, Denison Library Designed by original campus architect Gordon Kaufmann and built in 1931, the Ella Strong Denison Library has become a beloved symbol of knowledge and beauty on the Scripps campus. Over the years, students have spent hours studying in this quiet refuge amidst the central stained-glass Gutenberg window and special collections. In 1966, a north wing, named to honor longtime librarian Dorothy M. Drake, was added to accommodate the expanding collections. After serving as a home for thousands of books for over four decades, the Drake Wing was emptied in 2010, and its contents joined the Claremont University Consortium Library. Since then, the wing has remained empty, waiting to contribute once more to the intellectual life of the College.
In April 2016, campus leaders approved initial design plans for a visionary $10 million project to renovate the Drake Wing. The renovated building will serve as a welcoming hub for visitors to campus and will house two signature programs: the Laspa Center for Leadership and a new Humanities Commons. The College seeks two lead naming gifts for the Drake Wing renovation of $5,000,000 each. The first gift would name the new Humanities Commons in the upper level. The second gift would name the commons space on the ground and lower levels that house the Laspa Center for Leadership. These gifts will enable the college to move forward with the creation of this dynamic new space for the campus community.
DOROTHY M. DRAKE WING RENOVATION PROJECT The new Humanities Commons will create a space that combines curricular and cultural activities and provides opportunities to use the humanities as a tool for public engagement. In addition to supporting faculty in their scholarship, the space will encourage faculty and students to engage in dialogue and participate in a community that values vigorous debate. Colloquia space will house events of up to 25 people, a flexible lounge area will foster impromptu discussions, and a display for special exhibits in digital and conventional formats will help stimulate thinking and conversation. Humanities Commons â€“ Colloquium looking through to lounge Scripps College Drake Renovation :: Concept Studies
Humanities Commons - Interior View looking North
The ground floor will be a breathtaking, lightfilled space that welcomes visitors to campus. The west side of the wing will house the Laspa Center for Leadership. On the east side of the wing, an interactive arrival space accommodating up to 75 guests will be a gathering site for prospective students and families and will host Laspa Center events. Proximity to the Laspa offices and the Humanities Commons will enable visitors to get a sense of the diversity of centers and programs Scripps offers.
Joint Seminar Scripps College Drake Renovation :: Concept Studies
Joint Seminar - Interior View Looking South-East
With skylights looking up to Valencia Court, this basement lounge will be a destination for students seeking a place to congregate and study. The lower level will also offer additional meeting space for the Laspa Center, including video conferencing rooms and creativity labs that will ignite discussion and exploration. The Drake wing will access the beautifully restored Valencia Court, connect to Denison Library, and open east to the main campus, once again engaging the library and the community at large.
Section view of Valencia Court with entrance to lower level
UPPER LEVEL: A HOME FOR THE HUMANITIES
NAMING GIFT OPPORTUNITIES
Humanities Commons Name
Faculty Offices (4)
Laspa Center for Leadership Drisko Studio Architects July 12, 2016
GROUND LEVEL: A PLACE OF WELCOME
Entry Foyer w/Alphabet Windows
Assistant Director’s Office
LOWER LEVEL: CREATIVE COMMUNITY
Video Conference Room
Student Lounge and Study Area
For more information about this project, please contact your personal Scripps advancement officer or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (909) 621-8638.
Donor Spotlight: Family Gifts to Scripps
500k Six families with connections to Scripps made gifts of $500,000 to the campaign this year, counting the College among their philanthropic priorities. These gifts include:
Yunni & Maxine Pao Memorial Scholarship In an act of multigenerational generosity, Lily Pao Hsu and Tony Hsu, parents of Alexandra “Alle” Hsu ’11, made a $500,000 gift to establish the Yunni & Maxine Pao Memorial Scholarship in honor of Alle’s grandparents and their family’s commitment to education. This fund will provide scholarship support for Chinese American students with financial need. Endowed scholarships are essential to the campaign goal of making a Scripps education accessible to capable students who reflect the diversity of the nation and world. W.M. Keck Classroom Renovation Recognizing the importance of continuing to strengthen STEM education at Scripps, an anonymous Scripps family made a $500,000 commitment to support renovations to the W.M. Keck Science Center. Their gift will help turn an existing classroom into an updated laboratory space. With an increasing number of Scripps students interested in science, renovating the Keck building, and eventually building a new facility, is a critical priority. This gift marks the beginning of a larger initiative to enhance and enlarge the Keck facilities in coming years. Sallie Tiernan Fieldhouse Improvements In 2008, the Seaver Family made the lead gift to name the Sallie Tiernan Fieldhouse to honor and memorialize Sallie Tiernan ’49, a distinguished alumna and trustee. In June 2016, the family made a $500,000 gift to renovate the building. Their gift will enable the College to replace flooring, update equipment, furniture, and technology, and provide a new service counter at the entrance. Sallie’s five children, Carlton, Chris, Pat, Martha and Victoria, trustee emerita, were the family members supporting the project. Says Victoria, “We know there are many attractive options for wellness at The Claremont Colleges, and we are pleased to help the Sallie Tiernan Fieldhouse remain a popular and highly functional choice for Scripps students and others in the consortium.” Scripps College is immensely grateful for the vision and the generosity of each of these families, whose commitments to scholarships, academic resources, and wellness for Scripps students continue to make a difference to the Scripps community.
Abbiegail Weiser ’51 Blazing a Unique Path
When Abbiegail Weiser’s parents came across a newspaper article about the robust humanities program at Scripps College in 1947, they knew it was the right place for their studious and inquisitive daughter. With the encouragement of her parents, Abbiegail soon found herself in front of the browsingroom fireplace in Eleanor Joy Toll Hall, exploring works by Herodotus, Voltaire, and Chaucer. In addition to her interest in literature, Abbiegail possessed an enterprising spirit and a knack for investment. While at Scripps, she earned money by waiting tables in the dining room, tutoring, and developing business arrangements by working on commission with several downtown shops, and then invested her earnings in the stock market —a practice that she enjoyed employing throughout her life. With determination and a bold vision for her future, Abbiegail forged her own unique path after college. After auditing a course in legal research at UCLA, she undertook a long and successful career as a freelance legal assistant, many years before paralegals were commonly employed in law firms. In each role she pursued, it was imperative that she get paid the same as her male peers as well as have time for travel and adventure around the globe. “I’ve had a wonderful, varied life, and I owe much to Scripps,” Abbiegail says. “The humanities program provided a vast horizontal
and interdisciplinary sweep of history, rather than the usual vertical or chronological history of a single subject. In this way, Scripps developed and nourished my imagination, without which problem solving, intuition, and creativity are impossible.” Sixty-five years since she graduated, Abbiegail’s tenacity has not waned. In addition to faithfully supporting the Scripps Fund for many years, Abbiegail has named Scripps as a beneficiary in her estate plan, bequeathing unrestricted funds to support the College’s greatest needs. “I have always been moved by the final stanza of the school song: Thy many gifts to us, thy benefits unnumbered / May we return, Alma Mater, threefold,” she says. With a future gift through her estate, Abbiegail will strengthen Scripps as it continues to stoke the curiosity and interdisciplinary thinking of students who will carry forth their own bold visions for the future. Including Scripps College in your estate plan—or as a beneficiary of your retirement account or insurance policy—can be a simple and cost-effective way to make a gift that will have an impact for decades to come. If you would like more information about how to structure a future gift to Scripps, please contact David Carpenter, executive director of gift planning and principal gifts, at (909) 607-1876 or email@example.com.
NEW Hall Fall 2016 A New Home for Scripps Students
The pristine corridors of NEW Hall rang with enthusiasm and delight in late August as the inaugural group of students moved into the newly constructed 10th residence hall at Scripps. Featuring 113 beds, breathtaking archways, and serene courtyards in harmony with the distinctive look of the original campus, NEW Hall is the ideal living and learning environment.
Commons — kitchen/recreation area. Photo by Jessica Padover ’18.
Miyako Yamane ’53 Courtyard. Photo by Jessica Padover ’18.
Students gather on the balcony overlooking Annalise King Hall Courtyard.
NEW Hall bridge overlooking West Courtyard. Photo by Jessica Padover ’18.
NEW Hall Dedication
On October 7, members of the Scripps College community gathered to celebrate the dedication of NEW Hall as a hallmark project of More Scripps: The Campaign for Scripps College. Guests had a special opportunity to tour the building’s beautiful new spaces, such as West Court, Miyako Yamane ’53 Court, and the browsing room. Heartfelt remarks from President Lara Tiedens, Board Chair Mark Herron, student Vivian Zhang ’17, and others honored the visionaries, creators, and donors for their contributions in constructing the latest architectural masterpiece on the Scripps campus.
REMAINING NAMING GIFT OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
More Opportunity $13.4 MILLION has been raised toward the completion of the $30 MILLION NEW HALL PROJECT, and opportunities to support this hallmark initiative remain. Gifts to name a space within NEW Hall are a lasting and visible way to celebrate the College and honor the achievements, lives, and memories of friends, family members, and loved ones.
Students gather at NEW Hall dedication
Student Vivian Zhang ’17 expresses gratitude on behalf of Scripps students.
For a full list of naming opportunities, please contact your personal Scripps advancement officer or call (909) 621-8638.
The Laura Vausbinder Hockett ’85 Endowed Professorship Scripps College Trustee Laura Vausbinder Hockett ’85 of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and her husband, Robert Hockett, have established the Laura Vausbinder Hockett Endowed Professorship with a gift of $1.5 million. Distinguished professors from all academic disciplines will be eligible for the Hockett Professorship, which begins in the 2019-2020 academic year, following completion of funding. “There is no more important aspect of an excellent college than the strength of its faculty. Scripps College benefits from an extraordinary faculty, distinguished as teachers and scholars, and dedicated to the development of each student,” Laura Hockett said. “Our gift is designed to support and to strengthen that invaluable resource. We are deeply grateful to the Weinberg Family for their support and encouragement of the Hockett Professorship.”
The Professorship is the third in the More Scripps Campaign, which seeks to establish 10 new endowed chairs. The first two include the Weinberg Family Dean Professorship in Keck Science and the Malott Family Professorship in support of the Core Curriculum. The Hockett Chair is the first eligible for $500,000 in matching funds from the Weinberg Foundation Challenge announced in 2015, established by Trustee Betsy Weinberg Smith ’74 to encourage new professorships. The Weinberg Challenge will match each of the remaining seven qualifying professorships sought within the Campaign. “The Hocketts’ generous gift will ensure Scripps’ ability to attract, recruit, and retain accomplished faculty and to sustain our commitment to academic excellence and distinguished scholarship,” said President Lara Tiedens. “The College is extremely fortunate to have such strong trustee leadership and support for this critical campaign priority.” Laura Hockett joined the Scripps Board of Trustees in 2014. After graduating from Scripps College in 1985, she earned her MS in pharmacology from the University of Colorado, and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She went on to enjoy a successful career in marketing and sales in the healthcare industry and non-profit consulting. Robert Hockett earned his BA from Pomona College in 1985, his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and is a co-founder and Managing Principal of Covalent Partners LLC in the Boston area. The Hockett Professorship brings the More Scripps Campaign to $131 million as of September 30, 2016, 75 percent of the $175 million goal.
Giving Back, Year after Year On the occasion of Scripps’ 90th anniversary, we would like to express special gratitude to those alumnae who make annual gifts to the Scripps Fund. We asked three alumnae, each of whom has supported Scripps every single year since graduation, to share what inspires them to keep giving back.
CAMILLE BUTTS ’08: 9 YEARS OF GIVING
SABINE ROMERO ’95: 22 YEARS OF GIVING
YVETTE HERRERA ’85: 32 YEARS OF GIVING
Camille Butts ’08 received her master’s degree in education from Claremont Graduate University and is now a teacher and volleyball coach in Southern California’s Inland Empire, sharing her passion for learning with students each day.
For more than 20 years, Sabine Romero ’95 has focused on nurturing the democratic process, from her service as the first Latina chief counsel for the Democratic National Committee to her current role as chief administrative officer in the City of Austin Innovation Office.
Recently appointed vice president of development and community engagement at LA Family Housing, a nonprofit that helps families transition out of homelessness and poverty, Yvette Herrera ’85 has three decades of combined professional and volunteer experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising. She is also the most recent past president of Leadership California, a statewide leadership and networking organization for women.
“Being surrounded by intelligent, independent women made me more confident in who I am. Wanawake Weusi was such a supportive community, especially for the African American women on campus. Scripps’ lovely living and dining conditions, academics, social interactions, and athletic pursuits were the perfect blend of experiences for me. I give back to Scripps, in spite of my student loans, because I want to support the organizations that supported me.”
“My Scripps education, made possible by generous financial aid, set the course of my entire career— here began my new life. I give to Scripps to fund the same financial aid opportunities for future generations of Scripps women.”
“Scripps has continued to enrich my life long after graduation. In addition to the women I graduated with who have become my lifelong friends, I continue to meet Scripps alumnae who graduated before me, as well as long after, who inspire me with new ideas, expose me to thoughtful opinions, and broaden my understanding of our world.”
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